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Huggi is made with rice and moong dal, and flavoured with spices and peppercorns. It is served with a tamarind-jaggery chutney called gojju.
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins



  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup split green gram (moong dal)
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 10-12 cashew
  • ¼ cup coconut dried or desiccated, grated
  • ½ inch ginger grated or 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 2-3 green chilli slit, or as per taste
  • Salt to taste


  • ¼ cup tamarind soaked in water
  • ¼ cup jaggery grated
  • 1-2 green chilli slit
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves


  • Dry roast the moong dal until aromatic (a few minutes)
  • Wash it along with rice. Cook them with 4 cups of water in a rice cooker or pressure cooker
  • Heat ghee in a kadhai or fry pan. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  • Add peppercorns and cashew. Fry till the cashew is light golden
  • Add curry leaves, ginger, dry coconut, green chilli and turmeric powder. Fry for a minute
  • Add the dal-rice mixture and salt. Add 2 cups water
  • Mix together and let it simmer for 5 minutes
  • Turn off the flame and serve hot with gojju
  • To make gojju, combine tamarind extract, jaggery, green chiili, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes, until it thickens slightly. Turn off the flame. To prepare the tempering, heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add curry leaves and turn off the flame. Add the tempering to gojju and serve


Don’t over roast the moong dal, else it will take a long time to cook. Also don’t skip the roasting, else it will become sticky
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 54IU1%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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